Lashing Out! Speak to me, but only with thine eyes. Eyes are the window to the soul. We look into... Read More
Speak to me, but
only with thine eyes. Eyes are the window to the soul. We look into them, dive
into them and see ourselves reflected there. Many songs and poems have been
written about eyes and their beauty. But what is said and what has been written
about the lashes of the eyes? Nothing! Eye lashes are unnoticed. Yet, if there
are not there, then, only then do we notice that they exist. It is not just the
eyes that communicate. Lashes speak to us as well. They have a language of
their own. They give us signals.
Lashes cannot be
long enough. In my series “Lashing Out” they are not just part of the surface
of the eye. They emanate from within. They reach to the depth of the soul. The
subject seems almost secondary, as the eye lashes have taken over the image.
Here we seem to see an earth spirit, the Erdgeist,
reaching out to us via her lashes. Her lashes branch out, reminding us of the
nymph Daphne, just as she is turned into a Laurel tree. Lashing out is to be a
new, a different form of communication. A primary form. Lashing out is a
(re-)engagement with nature. The modern woman here is unobtrusive. She is part
of the picture, but still: She is lashing out, smiling.